Attack on Hindus in Leicester amid Queen's funeral, Indian High Commission condemned, 15 arrested
UK East Leicester Clash: There is a situation of tension between the Hindu and Muslim communities in Leicester city of UK. The Indian High Commission in London has strongly condemned the attack on the Indian community in this violence. So far 15 people have been arrested in this case.
Queen Elizabeth II will be cremated in Britain today. Meanwhile, reports of violence are coming out from there. The violence that started on August 28, after India won the Asia Cup T20 match against Pakistan, has taken a major form. There is a situation of tension in the UK city of Leicester due to the attack on Hindus by Pakistani supporters. Leicestershire Police have informed that 15 people have been arrested so far in connection with the violence. At the same time, the Indian High Commission in London has condemned the attack on the Indian community.
The Indian High Commission in London said, "We strongly condemn the violence against the Indian community in Leicester and the vandalism of Hindu religious complexes and symbols. We have taken the matter strongly with the UK authorities and have taken strong action." demanded."
Apart from this, the Indian High Commission said, "We have also asked the British authorities to provide security to those affected by this attack."
Many such videos have come out on social media in which it can be clearly seen how Hindus are being attacked and terrorized by Pakistan-based gangs. According to UK-based media publication Leicester Mercury, the violence first started on August 28, when India won the Asia Cup 2022 match against Pakistan, following which a fight broke out between the two communities at Melton Road, Belgrave. There have been 27 arrests so far.
Leicestershire Police are continuously calling for dialogue and calm with the support of local community leaders in this matter. Following reports of clashes on Saturday night, Rob Nixon, the temporary chief constable of Leicestershire Police, said in a post on his Twitter handle that, "On the night of 17 September we have received several reports of chaos on the streets of Leicester. Officers were present there. Efforts are on to control the situation and additional security forces have been deployed. We are calling for peace."